I love it when I realize I have a banana that’s about to go bad. I really do. Maybe that makes me weird? I love it because it means that instead of my usual oatmeal for breakfast (which I love, but I have it almost every day, so something new is always fun), I get to eat cookies for breakfast. Not only do I get to eat cookies for breakfast, they’re so healthy that instead of feeling guilty for starting my day off with a sugar rush, I get to pat myself on the back for starting my day with such a wholesome and healthy meal. I call that a win.
*Oats are something that can frequently be cross contaminated with gluten. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats to keep this recipe safe for gluten free people.
Oatmeal and Banana Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free, Flour Free):
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1/2 cup certified gluten free old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine gluten free old fashioned oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and fine sea salt in a bowl.
After the oven beeps, add the mashed banana to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Immediately after combining, drop 8 (1) Tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool before serving.
*This recipe doubles beautifully (just don’t add too much extra salt).